Dalmatian

GENERAL APPEARANCE : The  Dalmatian  It is alert and active, possessing great endurance, speed, and intelligence.  Their hardworking and sporty heritage makes them suitable as either a family pet or performance animal.

Personality:  IT'S  stable and outgoing; worthy, but never shy.

Energy Level : Very active; athletic and durable dogs​​ bred for long walks. They need exercise.

 

Good with children:  Better with supervision.

 

Good with other dogs:  With supervision.

 

Grooming:  occasional.

 

Life Expectancy : 11-13  years old.

Bark level:  bark when necessary

  • HISTORICAL SUMMARY  

 

the dalmatian  is  breed  canine  coming from  Croatia  and much appreciated for its typical spotted coat. Demonstrates aptitude for hunting and guarding.

Certainly, it is known that the origin of the breed was attributed to the European nation and that its specimens were used to guard stables and escort carriages (as protectors and adornments of the aristocracy), in addition to hunting pests and birds and herding. popular and figured in cinema and literature.

Country of Origin: Croatia.

BEHAVIOR AND TEMPERAMENT: Temperament is stable and outgoing, but dignified. Shyness is a big flaw.

 

HEAD:  The head is in balance with the overall dog. It is of fair length.

  • CRANIAL REGION  
     

Skull : Flat, slightly  rounded in  sides.
 

Stop : Moderately set.

  • FACIAL REGION

 

Snout:  Powerful muzzle, the top of which is level and parallel to the top of the skull. The muzzle and the The upper part of the skull are of equal length.

Truffle: The truffle is  completely pigmented from  black in black-spotted dogs and brown in liver-spotted dogs.

Jaws and Teeth:  The teeth meet in a scissor bite.

Lips:  Lips are clean and tight.

 

Eyes:  The eyes are moderately set apart, are of medium size and somewhat rounded in appearance, and are well placed on the skull. Eye color is brown or black.  The darker the better and generally darker in black-spotted dogs than in liver-spotted dogs.


Ears : The ears are of moderate size. proportionately wide  at the base and gradually tapering to a rounded tip. They  are set quite high.  When the Dalmatian  is alert, the  the top of the ear is level with the top of the skull and the tip of the ear reaches the bottom line of the cheek.

NECK :  The neck is well arched, quite long.

  • TRUNK
     

Top Line:  The top line is smooth.

 

Loin: The loin is short, muscular and slightly arched. The flanks narrow across the loin .

 

Back:  Strong back, topline very slightly arched.

chest :
  The chest reaches the elbow. The underline of the ribcage gradually curves to a moderate slope.

TAIL:  The tail is a natural extension of the topline. is not inserted  very low. It is strong at the insertion and tapers towards the point, which reaches the hock. The tail is carried with a slight upward curve, but it should never curl the back.​  Set low on the axis of the spine.

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Shoulders: They are lightly muscled and well laid back.

Arms: Approximately equal in length to the shoulder.  

 

Elbows: Are close to the body

 

Feet: They are round and compact with thick, padded and well-arched toes.  Toenails are black and/or white in dogs with black spots and  brown and/or white in dogs with spots  liver.  

HINDQUARTERS : Powerful, with smooth, well-defined muscles.

Hocks: They are well defined.

Legs: They are straight, strong  and  with strong bone.

Paws :  Viewed from the rear, they are parallel  each other.

  • GAIT/MOVEMENT: In keeping with the Dalmatian's historical use as a training dog, gait and endurance are of great importance. The movement is constant and effortless. Balanced front and rear angulation combined with powerful muscles and good conditions produce smooth, efficient action.
     

  • COAT

Hair : O  fur  is short, dense and  thin. It is neither wooly nor silky. It's elegant, shiny and apparent.

  • COLOR:  Color  white base, in dogs with black spots or  liver spots. All the colors that don't  be black  or liver are disqualifying. The spots are well defined and the further away the better. Pleasantly uniform and distributed.
     

SIZE:  Males: 56 to 62 cm. Females: 54 to 60 cm

  • FAULTS  

Any deviation from this standard should be considered a fault and penalized in exact proportion to its severity and its effects on the health and well-being of the dog.  

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

 

• Aggressiveness or excessive shyness.

• Any dog older than  62  cm  at the withers.

• Underbite or underbite.

• Any color mark other than black or liver.

• Tricolor.  

  • GRADES

 

• Males must have both testicles, of normal appearance, well let down and accommodated in the scrotum.

• Only clinically and functionally healthy dogs with typical breed conformation should be used for breeding.